Angeles Crest Highway reopens

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The Angeles Crest (2) Highway between La Cañada Flintridge and Wrightwood reopened today after it was closed during the Station fire.

The California Department of Transportation opened the stretch of windy highway at 5 a.m. after crews spent months shoring up debris basins and protecting the mountainous roadway against landslides.

Caltrans crews “worked day and night” to replace guardrails and re-strip some sections of the highway, Dan Freeman, the agency’s deputy district director of maintenance, said in an announcement.

With the Station fire stripping steep road shoulders of rock-shoring vegetation, crews also had to clear dislodged debris and make needed repairs.

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Written by Jason Wells

November 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

Posted in transportation

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